Marijuana or weed contains about 400 chemicals, including nicotine, that are considered harmful for the body to take. Other than the effect of weed to the brain and the nervous system, because of the way it is being used, it also causes harm to the airways and lungs or the respiratory system in general. Even though having quit the act of smoking weed, the damage done to the body cannot be undone.
Shortness of breath, asthma, and emphysema are just a few of the problems a person can suffer from as damage from smoking weed despite already having quit. Shortness of breath or dyspnea can happen due to too much physical movement or it can be severe that it reaches the point where the person cannot even talk and walk. Along with shortness of breath, a person can also experience the chest pain that comes along with it. Shortness of breath can happen due to heart failure but in most cases, it is because of the conditions that arose due to the damage that the lung has taken. Some of those conditions are asthma and emphysema.
To those people who are diagnosed with asthma, it is not a surprise that some health care providers use weed as medication for asthma, a respiratory condition wherein the airways become narrow and swell and produce additional amount of mucus compared from before. According to them, it helps to lessen the number of asthma attacks a person can experience in his or her lifetime.
However, when faced with an asthma attack, it comes to the twice more awful than it was before they even tried using weed as a form of medication. In cases when the person does not have asthma and decided to quit smoking weed, it is still entirely possible that he or she will be able to develop it no matter how short-term or long-term his usage of weed is. The same goes with the respiratory condition called emphysema which is a disorder in the lungs where the tissues are replaced with sac-like structures filled with pus called cysts.
All in all, people may think that once they quit smoking weed then everything would all just be back to normal like no damage has even been done to their body but, that does not seem to be the case and will never be like that because no matter how short or long the usage is their will be some negative effects that will come along with it such as problems in the respiratory system such as shortness of breath, asthma attacks, and emphysema.
Again, weed is a drug with about 400 chemicals that can cause a lot of harm to the body. Not only that, with the way weed is being smoked, it cannot be avoided that it will later on cause problems to the body. Those damages done to the body by smoking weed are irreversible and will not stop just because the person has quit but, quitting the act of smoking weed is better than not quitting it at all – although it is best not to smoke weed in the first place.